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  • Clusters in Nuclei, Volume 3 (Lecture Notes in Physics)

    Clusters in Nuclei, Volume 3 (Lecture Notes in Physics)
    Published: 2013-08-27 | ISBN: 331901076X | PDF | 350 pages | 7 MB

    Following the pioneering discovery of alpha clustering and of molecular resonances, the field of nuclear clustering is today one of those domains of heavy-ion nuclear physics that faces the greatest challenges, yet also contains the greatest opportunities. After many summer schools and workshops, in particular over the last decade, the community of nuclear molecular physicists has decided to collaborate in producing a comprehensive collection of lectures and tutorial reviews covering the field.
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  • Assistive and Augmentive Communication for the Disabled: Intelligent Technologies for Communication

    Assistive and Augmentive Communication for the Disabled: Intelligent Technologies for Communication
    Published: 2011-05-31 | ISBN: 1609605411 | PDF | 344 pages | 6 MB

    Assistive and augmentive communication is an emerging research area receiving much support from the disabled community. It enables communication for those with impairments or restrictions on the production or comprehension of spoken or written language.
    Assistive and Augmentive Communication for the Disabled: Intelligent Technologies for Communication, Learning and Teaching provides benefits to the professionals and researchers working in various disciplines in the field, such as special education, healthcare, computational intelligence and information technology. Moreover, this book provides insights and support to individuals who are concerned with the development of children and adults with disabilities. It covers recently completed studies, as well as ongoing research, to provide a cutting-edge window into this area of promising, new applications.
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  • 7th International Conference on Compressors and their Systems 2011

    7th International Conference on Compressors and their Systems 2011
    Published: 2011-09-28 | ISBN: 0857092081 | PDF | 504 pages | 91 MB

    This book contains the papers presented at the 7th International Conference on Compressors and their Systems at City University London in conjunction with the IMECHE. This conference is the ultimate global forum for reviewing the latest developments and novel approaches in compressor research. It features contributions from equipment manufacturers, suppliers, users and research organisations; these papers present developments in air, gas and refrigeration compressors; vacuum pumps; expanders; and related systems and components. Papers cover the design, development and operation of a wide range of compressors and expanders. Equipment manufacturers, suppliers, users and research organisations are all represented. Aspects covered include: present and future developments in scroll compressors; design and optimisation of screw compressors; latest thinking in oscillating and vane compressors; improving the function of valves; latest research in dynamic compressors; detailed analysis of reciprocating compressors; improved accuracy and usefulness of modelling techniques; developing better control of centrifugal compressors; and reducing unwanted noise and vibration.
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  • Mood Disorders in Later Life, Second Edition (Medical Psychiatry Series)

    Mood Disorders in Later Life, Second Edition (Medical Psychiatry Series)
    Published: 2008-12-12 | ISBN: 1420053299 | PDF | 368 pages | 3 MB

    Mood Disorders in Later Life examines the spectrum of mood disorders in older adults, focusing on major and nonmajor depressive disorders, bipolar disorder (manic and depressive phases), depression with psychotic features, and vascular depression. In depth discussions of diagnosis and treatment options including psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and ECT will help clinicians improve treatment outcomes in their elderly patients.
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  • Medical Microbiology (Flexibook)

    Medical Microbiology (Flexibook)
    Published: 2004-10-06 | ISBN: 3131319917, 1588902455 | PDF | 727 pages | 31 MB

    While medical and hygienic developments have driven down the mortality rates of infectious diseases, pathogenic microorganisms are still a major factor in everyday clinical practice. They are still the most frequent cause of death in third world countries. New and incurable infectious diseases are a worldwide problem. It is, therefore, necessary for modern medicine to double its efforts to understand the relationship between microorganisms and humans and continue to lead the search for new therapies. This book is structured in a comprehensible format. The numerous color illustrations and microscopic images render complex themes readily accessible. Summaries at the beginning of every chapter, a color-coded reference guide, and detailed diagnostic tables make this an excellent sourcebook for rapid learning and quick reference. A list of important internet addresses in the appendix will also help readers keep abreast of cutting-edge research. This book is both a textbook for students of medicine and dentistry and a useful companion for medical technicians and laboratory assistants. It will also serve as a handy work of reference for clinical practitioners.
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  • Genes and Common Diseases: Genetics in Modern Medicine

    Genes and Common Diseases: Genetics in Modern Medicine
    Published: 2007-09-10 | ISBN: 052154100X, 0521833396 | PDF | 560 pages | 8 MB

    Genes and Common Diseases presents an up-to-date view of the role of genetics in modern medicine, reflecting the strengths and limitations of a genetic perspective. The current shift in emphasis from the study of rare single gene disorders to common diseases brings genetics into every aspect of modern medicine, from infectious diseases to therapeutics. However, it is unclear whether this increasingly genetic focus will prove useful in the face of major environmental influences in many common diseases. The book takes a hard and self-critical look at what can and cannot be achieved using a genetic approach and what is known about genetic and environmental mechanisms in a variety of common diseases. It seeks to clarify the goals of human genetic research by providing state-of-the art insights into known molecular mechanisms underlying common disease processes while at the same time providing a realistic overview of the expected genetic and physiological complexity.



  • Architectures for Baseband Signal Processing

    Architectures for Baseband Signal Processing
    Published: 2013-08-26 | ISBN: 1461480299 | PDF | 284 pages | 8 MB

    This book addresses readers in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science with an interest in the field of communications engineering, architectures, and microelectronic design. The focus is on implementation aspects and implementation constraints of individual components that are needed in transceivers for current standards, such as UMTS, LTE, WiMAX and DVB-S2.
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  • Pharmacological and Psychosocial Treatments in Schizophrenia 2008 eds.

    Pharmacological and Psychosocial Treatments in Schizophrenia 2008 eds.
    Published: 2008-03-03 | ISBN: 041542156X | PDF | 272 pages | 3 MB

    "A book that aims to give a succinct overview of the holistic treatment of schizophrenia is extremely welcome...I am happy to recommend it to mental health practitioners as a guide to psychosocial treatments" - "Journal of Mental Health". The new edition of "Pharmacological and Psychosocial Treatments in Schizophrenia" provides an authoritative review of pharmacological and psychosocial treatment interventions for individuals with schizophrenia and related disorders.The text has been fully updated, revised, expanded and new chapters encompass co-morbid general health issues, violence in schizophrenia, the special needs of women with schizophrenia, first-episode psychosis, treatment-resistant schizophrenia, and clinical rating scales in schizophrenia. Each topic is covered with a review of the relevant literature, a summary of the main findings and some tips about how to meet these needs in clinical practice. Thus, the book is both a review and a resource for clinicians and service-providers. The principal editors and their contributors give an opportunity for leading international experts in the field to contribute and provide an international flavour to the text.
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  • Bipolar II Disorder: Modelling, Measuring and Managing 1st edition

    Bipolar II Disorder: Modelling, Measuring and Managing 1st edition
    Published: 2008-03-03 | ISBN: 0521873142 | PDF | 318 pages | 3 MB

    Bipolar depression is now known to exist as a spectrum of disorders rather than a single disease entity. Bipolar II Disorder exists on this spectrum as a condition where the depressive episodes are as severe as in Bipolar I Disorder, but where the mood elevation states are not as extreme. This unexpected combination can lead to a failure to detect a condition thought to affect up to 6% of the population. This book reviews, for the first time, our knowledge of this debilitating disorder, covering its history, classification and neurobiology. In a unique section, fourteen internationally recognized experts debate management strategies, building to some consensus, and resulting in treatment guidelines where no such advice currently exists. It should be read by all health professionals managing mood disorders and will be informative to those wishing to learn more about the condition.
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  • An Introduction to Wavelets Through Linear Algebra (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)

    An Introduction to Wavelets Through Linear Algebra (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)
    Published: 1999-06-01 | ISBN: 0387986391 | PDF | 503 pages | 9 MB

    Wavelet theory is on the boundary between mathematics and engineering, making it ideal for demonstrating to students that mathematics research is thriving in the modern day. Students can see non-trivial mathematics ideas leading to natural and important applications, such as video compression and the numerical solution of differential equations. The only prerequisites assumed are a basic linear algebra background and a bit of analysis background. Intended to be as elementary an introduction to wavelet theory as possible, the text does not claim to be a thorough or authoritative reference on wavelet theory.
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  • Stochastic and Global Optimization

    Stochastic and Global Optimization
    Published: 2002-03-21 | ISBN: 1402004842 | PDF | 237 pages | 9 MB

    This book is dedicated to the 70th birthday of Professor J. Mockus, whose scientific interests include theory and applications of global and discrete optimization, and stochastic programming. The papers for the book were selected because they relate to these topics and also satisfy the criterion of theoretical soundness combined with practical applicability. In addition, the methods for statistical analysis of extremal problems are covered. Although statistical approach to global and discrete optimization is emphasized, applications to optimal design and to mathematical finance are also presented. The results of some subjects (e.g., statistical models based on one-dimensional global optimization) are summarized and the prospects for new developments are justified.
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  • Phase Diagrams for Geoscientists: An Atlas of the Earth's Interior

    Phase Diagrams for Geoscientists: An Atlas of the Earth's Interior
    Published: 2013-06-30 | ISBN: 1461457750 | PDF | 474 pages | 16 MB

    The book summarizes the results of the experimental studies of phase relations in the chemical systems relevant to Earth, carried out by the author in a time period of over 20 years between 1979 and 2001. It is based on 1000 piston-cylinder experiments at pressures up to 4 GPa, and close to 700 experiments carried out with a multi-anvil apparatus at pressures up to 24 GPA. This is the largest published collection of calculated phase diagrams for the chemical systems relevant to Earth. This is also the first time that the phase relations at the relatively low pressures of the lithospheric mantle, mainly applicable to the experimental thermobarometry of metamorphic rocks and mantle xenoliths, are seamlessly integrated with the phase relations of the sublithospheric upper mantle and the uppermost lower mantle, primarily applicable to inclusions in diamond and schocked meteorites.
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  • Progress in Dopamine Research Schizophrenia: A Guide for Physicians

    Progress in Dopamine Research Schizophrenia: A Guide for Physicians
    Published: 2004-07-15 | ISBN: 1841844594 | PDF | 136 pages | 3 MB

    This handy pocket book provides a summary of research on the role of dopamine in the cause and clinical presentation of schizophrenia. It includes an overview of the history and etiology of schizophrenia, as well as a review of schizophrenia and modern management. It highlights the genetics of schizophrenia, including the function of dopamine and 5HT receptors, COMT, and drug metabolism. It includes key information on the role of the neurotransmitters dopamine, glutamate, and serotonin, as well as details of the role of dopamine in the etiology of schizophrenia. The book also explains the mechanism of action of anti-psychotic drugs, including the anti-psychotic effects of dopamine receptor modulation.
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  • Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Biology of 1-3 Beta Glucans and Related Polysaccharides

    Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Biology of 1-3 Beta Glucans and Related Polysaccharides
    Published: 2009-08-07 | ISBN: 0123739713 | PDF | 350 pages | 31 MB

    The book presents a comprehensive, systematic and authoritative survey of information about a family of chemically related, but functionally diverse, naturally occurring polysaccharides--the (1-3)-glucans. International contributors describe the chemical and physicochemical properties of these glucans and their derivatives and the molecular biological and structural aspects of the enzymes involved in their formation and breakdown. A detailed analysis of their physiological roles in the various biological situations in which they are found will be provided. Additionally, evolutionary relationships among the family of these glucans will be described.
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  • Asympotmatic Atherosclerosis: Pathophysiology, Detection and Treatment

    Asympotmatic Atherosclerosis: Pathophysiology, Detection and Treatment
    Published: 2011-03 | ISBN: 1617791342 | PDF | 737 pages | 45 MB

    Despite recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of symptomatic atherosclerosis, available traditional screening methods for early detection and treatment of asymptomatic coronary artery disease are grossly insufficnent and fail to identify the majority of victims prior to the onset of a life-threatening event. In Symptomatic Atherosclerosos: Pathopjysiology, Detection and Treatment, Dr. Morteza Naghavi and leading authorities from the Society of Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) present a new paradigm for the screening and primary prevention of asymptomatic atherosclerosis. The text focuses on accurate, yet underutilized, measures of subclinical atherosclerosis, notably coronary artery calcium scanning and carotid intima-media thickness measurement. The authors introduce a comprehensive approach to identifying the vulnerable patients (asymtomatic individuals at risk of a near future adverse event). Additional chapters discuss future directions towards containing the epidemic of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease using innovative solutions such as preemptive interventional therapies (bioabsorbable stents) for stabilization of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques, mass unconditional Polypill therapy for population-based risk reduction, and ultimately vaccination strategies to prevent the development of atherosclerosis.
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